Sunday, June 09, 2013

what’s a listicle

I don’t know but it rhymes with testicle so maybe I qualify. I’ve read a few listicles memes/games on a blog or two.

Wikipedia has a page for listicle.

Sun-dried cracked nuts, I’m going to sizzle this listicle. Oh swizzle sticks it's a list.  This will be stretch since I hate lists. Never read a list that didn’t mean trouble except maybe a wish list.

This jambalaya joker was listening to some Junkyard Jane. I was just cruising along that wicked highway. Traveling in the dark with no headlights, I took the long way going nowhere. Now I don’t have a pray.



That’s what happens here at A Few Clowns Short when I leave the headphones playing. Oh yeah, this list thing. I think this week the listers are listing beautiful tools (10 Beauty tools/products you can't live without).

My short list of beautiful tools:

  • If I had a hammer I wouldn’t hammer in the morning because I’m not a morning person and loud noises before coffee hammers the brain.
  • If I had a drill I would drill a big hole in this list.
  • If I had a vice grip I would get grip on figuring out vice.
  • I have needlenose pliers and let me tell you, keep them away from your nose. There are better ways to remove nose hairs.
  • The utility of a utility knife with retractable blades is near infinite. If you had one right now, you would either cut me some slack or cut me loose.
  • If I had any sense I would quit this list right now. You don’t really want me to open my toolbox here. Should I stay or should I go? (damn headphones again)


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14 comments:

Stasha said...

Hey, where's the duck tape?! Welcome to listicles!!

lisleman said...

It's not in season. I have a recipe for duck tape under glass. Yes that one was serious omission because if you don't have a nail, screw you can always fall back on duck tape. thanks

actingbalanced said...

Wayne asked me to let you know that he couldn't visit because China bans blogspot blogs... but I cut and pasted your post so he could see it and he said it was great...

Karen said...

that is pretty much how my hubby would write listicles as well. yeah, I'm with Stasha, where's the duct tape?

lisleman said...

thanks for sharing it over the great wall of china. They have a very restrictive government when it comes to the media.

lisleman said...

Duct or Duck? The wikipedia page on this gives a interesting history. It could be duck because duck cotton cloth was used in making it. Or duct makes sense because it is used on heating/cooling ducts. However the standard duct/duck tape doesn't work good on ducts at all. I've tried. It dries and falls off. Duct/Duck tape was on board the Nasa manned missions and was a critical part of the Apollo 13 survival. Given all that I really such of included it. thanks

Kate Hall said...

ahahaha! Good play on the listicles. Definitely a harder one for the men. :-)

lisleman said...

Not if you drop the "beauty" and just focus on "tools". I just don't like lists. Some lists give me nightmares. thanks

paul said...

well played, thanks for the chuckles

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm actually a fan of good tools and I'm still grieving the miter saw my son managed to break last weak.

lisleman said...

I love to share a laugh. thanks

lisleman said...

A hand or power miter saw? I've had a few hand ones. Good for holding pieces in place while sawing. thanks

Secret Agent Woman said...

A power miter saw. A good one that worked beautifully for five years until my son managed to break it the first time he used it.

lisleman said...

:(
fixable hopefully

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